W: Syracuse 41-31
W: Washington 45-35
W: Texas Tech 46-44
W: Minnesota 40-35
W: Louisiana Tech 58-42
bye
L: Va Tech 24-28
L: NC State 30-33
L: Indiana 38-41
L: Duke 24-54
L: Miami 31-41

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W: Ball St 26-17
W: Colorado St 55-38
W: SMU 49-33
W: Harvard 38-31
W: Arkansas St 48-45
W: Fordham 42-28
bye
L: Air Force 49-52, OT
L: West Virginia 42-49
L: TX Western 42-48
L: Ohio 17-26

Group II
Big 10
Michigan
Ohio State
Iowa
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Indiana
Michigan State
Illinois
Purdue
Minnesota

In the Ohio Valley, Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown St both showed off their prowess in solid victories over quality opponents in Week 1, while Tennessee Tech enjoyed an overtime victory.  West Tennessee won in a rout, while Morehead enjoyed a last-second win when Wichita St couldn’t get their kicking game in sync.  All of the losses were close except for Austin Peay (and they led Lamar 28-23 at one point), and Western Illinois was especially impressive in hanging with potent Houston all game long; the Leathernecks led 37-34 into the 4th quarter.  Tennessee St, SE Missouri and Murray lost by a combined 14 points.  There is a lot to like in the OVC.

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North Atlantic
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Buffalo
Northeastern
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Delaware
Maine
Boston Univ
Vermont
Hartford

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W: Notre Dame 28-24
W: W Michigan 49-42
W: Cincinnati 33-30
W: Appalachian St 48-42, OT
W: Army 54-24
W: Samford 58-31
L: Florida 38-45
L: LSU 28-35
L: Oklahoma St 43-48
L: Oklahoma 33-52
L: Nebraska 16-41

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The Southland went 5-3 nonconference, so you figure there’s not much to complain about.  Then you’d look at SF Austin’s result and think “ugh”.  The Lumberjacks, one of the conference favorites, laid an egg vs Rhode Island, at home no less.  The other heavyweight to lose was McNeese, but they played Boise St and actually led by 10 in the 4th quarter.  Sam Houston took down Delaware in a marquee match-up, while North Texas and South Texas both survived squeakers.  Lamar, a program not highly-regarded, had a nice comeback rout, NE Louisiana took out Portland St, and Texas St & NW Louisiana played a conference opener that went down to the final seconds.  So we just need to check SFA’s pulse for signs of life, and everything will be hunky-dory in the SLC.

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W: Cornell 31-28
W: Tennessee St 45-38
L: Toledo 31-38
L: UConn 29-37
L: Akron 28-42
L: Youngstown St 17-32
L: Furman 28-42
L: So Illinois 27-37
L: Georgia St 22-27
L: Princeton 28-31

W: N Illinois 52-49, OT
W: Memphis 45-43
W: Indiana St 55-41
W: E Michigan 48-42
bye
bye
L: Oregon 40-47
L: TCU 36-39, OT
L: Rice 45-55
L: C Michigan 38-55

The (new) Southwest Conference had an excellent opening week.  Eight of 10 teams won, with the conference going 4-1 against the SEC and 3-0 vs the ACC.  Arkansas’ win over Tennessee was particularly impressive.  Kansas St nearly made it a clean sweep over the SEC, falling behind Auburn 41-0 at the half before screaming back for what would have been an epic comeback; alas, the Wildcats fell just short.  Missouri actually trailed Southern Utah by two scores late in the 1st half before rallying, while Kansas actually had a shot at victory in an expected shootout vs Washington St, trailing 44-42 late in the game.  Overall, a nice opening week for the power-packed SWC.

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W: Colgate 37-29
W: SF Austin 35-32
W: CS Long Beach 41-39
W: CS Northridge 45-42
bye
L: Montana 36-52
L: Sam Houston St 34-37
L: Michigan St 19-38
L: N Utah St 45-48
L: Pacific CA 51-59
L: UC Irvine 23-42

This incarnation of the American South, featuring six members of the Southwest Conference that broke up in the 90s, should be a wide-open aerial show.  In Week 1, while Baylor was cooling their heels, we saw TCU pull out a miracle overtime thriller vs BYU, while Houston, Rice and Tulane all prevailed in wild shootouts.  Texas Tech was a 2-pt conversion away from taking Penn St to overtime after leading big early, while Arkansas St and Memphis went down to the wire in close losses.  Expect a scintillating conference race in the ASAC.

Mid American
Ohio
Central Michigan
Bowling Green
Toledo
Miami OH
Akron
Kent State
Northern Illinois
Western Michigan 
Eastern Michigan
Ball State

SEC Week 1 was a mixed bag: Florida had a nice win over rival FSU, leading 35-0 in the 2nd quarter before the Seminoles found themselves.  Auburn nearly coughed up a 41-0 halftime lead against K-State, yet hung on for victory.  LSU was up 28-7 at the half against Georgia Tech and had to hang on for dear life.  UCF gave Georgia a scare through three quarters, while Miss St was not impressive against FAU.  As for the teams that lost, all were close games, most notably Ole Miss leading Texas 24-7 at the half before succumbing.  Perhaps the most surprising result in the SEC during Week 1 (aside from sustaining a 1-4 record against the SWC) was Alabama’s humiliating loss in Ann Arbor.  The Tide were dominated completely while also giving up a safety.  Not a good opening game for what many consider the showcase program in the showcase conference.  It doesn’t get any easier, as ‘Bama matches up with Oklahoma in Week 2.  I told you these schedules are brutal.

Big West
Boise State
San Diego State
Fresno State
Pacific CA
UC Santa Barbara
UC Irvine
San Jose State
Sacramento State
Portland State
CS Long Beach
CS Fullerton
CS Northridge

The ​ACC averted disaster in Week 1.  While Virginia Tech had an impressive win over Notre Dame, and Duke destroyed Army, Clemson blew a 42-14 lead against Appalachian St before prevailing in OT, West Virginia trailed Western Michigan 42-21 in the 3rd quarter, and UNC let Samford hang around.  Georgia Tech nearly came back against mighty LSU, while West Virginia and NC State staved off upset bids.  Meanwhile, Florida St thrashed around against Florida, falling behind 35-0 before realizing this was not a preseason scrimmage.  Virginia missed a late 2-pt conversion which would have pulled them within 3 against Oklahoma St, while Maryland and Wake Forest both got dusted by SWC heavyweights.  It could have been a better opening week for the ACC, yet it also could have been a lot worse.

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The MAC afforded themselves well in Week 1.  Six teams won, perhaps the most impressive being Central Mich’s domination of Colorado St.  Toledo trailed Harvard 28-3 in the 3rd quarter (!) and came back for the victory.  Bowling Green looked dominant for stretches, and Miami and Akron both won.  NIU and Western Mich lost nail biters to tough opponents, the former in overtime.  To top it off, Ohio knocked off Ball St in the first conference game of the young season.  Truth be told, no team in the MAC played poorly in Week 1.

W: McNeese St 56-38
W: Illinois St 61-48
W: Nicholls St 49-26
W: Vermont 59-51
W: Jacksonville 38-35
W: Hartford 42-23
L: Mid Tenn St 47-49
L: Arizona 24-55
L: NE Louisiana 35-47
L: Buffalo 39-41
L: South Texas 30-37
L: Northeastern 42-45

Group IV
Southern
Marshall
Georgia Southern
Furman
Troy
Western Carolina
Georgia State
Appalachian State
Citadel
Wofford
Chattanooga
Samford
East Tennessee State

The Big 10 had a mighty impressive opening week.  All Hail the Big 10!  Michigan and Ohio St both smoked fellow heavyweights, Iowa handled a tough Stanford team, Northwestern and Indiana both came from behind, Purdue led UCLA 27-14 in the 3rd quarter, and Illinois led Arizona St 10-0 early.  Seven teams won, and the three that lost were involved in very close games.  All told, a very impressive start to the season for a conference that has been a bit beleaguered in recent years.

W: Dartmouth 37-27
W: Murray St 45-44
bye
L: Nevada 55-70
L: E Kentucky 21-28
L: San Diego St 48-61
L: Hawai'i 41-55
L: Tenn Tech 31-38, OT
L: Morehead St 54-55
L: Idaho St 52-62
L: W Tenn St 22-56

W: BYU 39-36, OT
W: W Illinois 54-50
W: New Mexico 55-45
W: SE Missouri St 51-45
bye
L: Penn St 44-46
L: Wyoming 43-45
L: Miami OH 45-48
L: Boston College 42-58
L: Bowling Green 33-49

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W: Alabama 33-10
W: USC 38-21
W: Stanford 38-34
W: California 42-27
W: Kentucky 38-31
W: Rutgers 41-38
W: Maine 38-19
L: Arizona St 31-38
L: UCLA 34-42
L: Pittsburgh 35-40

Ivy
Princeton
Yale
Harvard
Colgate
Fordham
Penn
Brown
Dartmouth
Columbia
Cornell NY

WEEK 1


Sun Belt
Southern Mississippi
East Carolina
Middle Tennessee State
South Florida
Western Kentucky
Birmingham (UAB)
Central Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Jacksonville
South Alabama
Charlotte

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Results and Standings Divisions 1 & 2

Division 2

The Southern Conference played about as expected looking at the scores.  However, Appalachian St nearly pulled the shocker of Week 1, coming from four scores down to tie Clemson and force OT.  A win would have been monumental, both for the Mountaineers and the SoCon.  Marshall went score for score with Eastern Washington for an impressive victory, Furman took out a feisty Brown team on the road, and Georgia St even got a win.  The Citadel was a missed 2-pt conversion away from forcing overtime vs North Texas, and – though it may not look like it from the final score - Samford was a handful for North Carolina.

Week 1 could have been better for the North Atlantic, but it wasn’t a disaster.  Two of the top programs, New Hampshire and Delaware, lost marquee games.  On the flip side, Rhode Island pulled one of the bigger upsets of Week 1 by knocking off Stephen F Austin.  UConn defeated a decent Colgate squad, and Buffalo and Northeastern won close contests against back-from-the-dead Big West foes.  Maine even hung tough against Michigan St.  With four new/resuscitated programs, it might take a few weeks to get a feel for the new NAC, but the established UConn / UMass / Delaware / New Hampshire quartet provides a solid foundation.

W: Utah 47-40
W: Illinois 38-31
W: Purdue 42-34
W: Sacramento St 55-24
W: Kansas 57-42
bye
L: Iowa 34-38
L: Louisville 35-45
L: Wisconsin 27-42
L: Ohio St 21-38

Pacific-10
Oregon
Arizona State
UCLA
Arizona
Washington State
Oregon State
Stanford
Washington
California
Southern California

If you were wondering how the Ivy League would perform against stiffer competition….well, the jury is out.  While the league went only 1-7 nonconference (Yale over Tennessee St), every loss was close and/or respectable.  In fact, only Columbia played what would be considered an inferior opponent.  Penn led Youngstown 14-3 through one quarter; Dartmouth led Southern Illinois 27-16 in the 3rd quarter; Harvard led Toledo 28-3 in the 3rd quarter; and Colgate led UConn 29-20 in the 4th quarter.  So, while there is room for improvement, take heart Ivy’ers (Ivy’ites?), your conference can hang.

Southwest
Arkansas
Texas
Texas A&M
Oklahoma State
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Iowa State
Missouri
Kansas State
Kansas

Group I
Southeastern
Florida
Louisiana State
Auburn
Georgia
Mississippi State
Tennessee
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
Kentucky
Mississippi
Alabama

Group V
Southland
Texas State
Sam Houston State
Northeast Louisiana (ULM)
North Texas
South Texas (UTSA)
Lamar
Southwestern Louisiana (ULL)
Southeastern Louisiana
McNeese State
Nicholls State
Stephen F Austin
Northwestern Louisiana

Missouri Valley
Southern Illinois
Missouri State
Creighton
Tulsa
Northern Iowa
Illinois State
Indiana State
Drake
Wichita State
Bradley
Evansville

W: New Mexico St 55-33
W: E Tenn St 49-28
W: San Jose St 49-47
W: N Arizona 59-51, 4OT
bye
L: Montana St 35-41
L: Georgia 28-47
L: Mississippi St 13-27
L: W Carolina 30-36
L: UCSB 35-38
L: Troy 10-38
L: GA Southern 27-63

W: E Washington 58-48
W: Charlotte 63-27
W: Brown 42-28
W: South Alabama 38-10
W: FIU 36-30
W: Columbia 27-22
L: Clemson 42-48, OT
L: North Texas 33-35
L: Idaho 35-45
L: N Colorado 31-38
L: North Carolina 31-58
L: East Carolina 28-49

W: Florida St 45-38
W: Georgia Tech 35-28
W: Kansas St 41-35
W: UCF 47-28
W: FAU 27-13
L: Arkansas 34-38
L: Texas A&M 34-38
L: Iowa St 28-31
L: Northwestern 31-38
L: Texas 31-42
L: Michigan 10-33

​​​Division 1

The reformulated Big West was bound to be a mystery.  Sure, Boise is a powerhouse, and Fresno and SDSU are known commodities, but there are also five programs coming back from the dead and one entirely new program.  Boise handled their business in an impressive showing against McNeese St, San Diego St had a wild victory over Illinois St, and Fresno took care of Nicholls easily.  Lo & behold, three of the new programs won in Week 1 (two were against fellow new programs), and the other three were very close to winning or overtime.  San Jose and Portland showed mettle in their losses, while Sacramento was not embarrassed in their loss to ‘Zona.  There are many things to like about the new Big West.

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W: New Hampshire 52-36
W: Tulsa 70-55
W: Birmingham 41-35
W: Wofford 45-35
W: Chattanooga 38-31
W: Bradley 62-52
W: Boston Univ 48-45
bye
L: Marshall 48-58
L: South Florida 51-59, 4OT
L: Missouri 35-56
L: Southern Miss 33-55

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Group VI
Ohio Valley
Eastern Kentucky
Youngstown State
Tennessee Tech
West Tennessee State (UTMartin)
Morehead State
Eastern Illinois
Western Illinois
Tennessee State
Southeast Missouri State
Murray State
Austin Peay State

W: Tennessee 38-34
W: Mississippi 42-31
W: South Carolina 38-34
W: Virginia 48-43
W: Maryland 52-33
W: Wake Forest 41-16
W: Vanderbilt 31-28
W: Southern Utah 56-35
L: Auburn 35-41
L: Wash St 42-57

FOLLOW US:

Week 1 was a case of “what if?” for the Pac-10.  There were victories that could have been losses (UCLA, ASU) and losses that could have been victories (Washington, Stanford).  USC – the bellwether program in the conference - led Ohio St 21-0 in the 1st half before falling apart, and Oregon left the door open for the Utes by missing two PATs.  All in all, the results probably evened themselves out in what should be a competitive conference race.

The Wild Wild West.  Some of the first week’s wildest games happened in Big Sky territory.  The highest scoring game occurred in Reno as Nevada took down Tulsa in an incredibly exciting shootout, 70-55.  The Wolf Pack trailed in this game 55-35, then realized they had plenty of fuel left in the tank.  Northern Arizona’s 4OT loss to South Florida was no less thrilling, and Idaho St welcomed Bradley to college football in a 62-52 barnburner.  Eastern Wash suffered a tough loss to Marshall, yet figure to be a contender in Division 2 all season.  Montana looked very impressive in their win over UNH, while Montana St, Idaho, N Colorado and N Utah all won.  The Big Sky went 7-4 overall.  Southern Utah hung with Division 1 Missouri for a spell, leading 21-7 in the 2nd quarter.  New Mexico St…don’t sleep on New Mexico St.  But do expect high-flying action in the Big Sky.

W: Northern Iowa 28-21
W: Penn 32-17
W: Drake 38-31, OT
W: Evansville 56-22
W: Wichita St 55-54
bye
L: Houston 50-54
L: Yale 38-45
L: Tulane 45-51
L: Missouri St 44-45
L: Lamar 31-51

Those of you who remember the old WAC from the 80s & 90s are going to feel right at home in the new Mountain West.  This conference is going to offer high-flying offensive action all season long.  Looking at the standings after Week 1 may give you vertigo, as the usual powers – BYU, Utah – both lost their openers, albeit against blockbuster programs.  The Utes were right there against Oregon, while the Cougars missed two PATs before being vanquished in OT by TCU.  Air Force won an overtime thriller against a very good Northern Illinois club, Wyoming won on a last-second FG, and Hawai’i was up big in their game before allowing the Sycamores to climb back in it.  Only Colorado St had a truly bad game, and that is sure to reverse quickly.  Hang on tight, this is gonna be fun.

American South
TCU
Houston
Rice
Tulane
Baylor
Texas Tech
Memphis
Arkansas State
Louisiana Tech
SMU

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Group III
Mountain West
Air Force
Wyoming
Hawai'i
Texas Western (UTEP)
Colorado
Nevada State (UNLV)
Utah
Brigham Young
New Mexico
Colorado State

W: NW Louisiana 37-36
W: Delaware 37-34
W: Portland St 47-35
W: Citadel 35-33
W: CS Fullerton 37-30
W: Austin Peay 51-31
bye
bye
L: Boise St 38-56
L: Fresno St 26-49
L: Rhode Island 32-35
L: Texas St 36-37

The newly-reconstituted Big East had themselves a fine opening week.  Louisville had a marquee win over Washington, Penn St escaped in a thriller with Texas Tech when the Red Raiders missed a potential game-tying 2-pt conversion, and Pitt and BC showed off nice offensive attacks.  All of the losses, aside from Army getting demolished, were extremely close and could have gone in either direction.  So, the Big East was **this close** to having a truly outstanding opening week.  And we had our first conference game, with Miami defeating Syracuse.  Big East, it’s good to have you back.

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The Sun Belt may have had only four teams that won on opening weekend, yet may have given us the most thrilling finish in a wild Week 1: South Florida’s 4OT win over Northern Arizona, 59-51.  This was Ideal College Football’s first multiple overtime game.  MTSU won when San Jose missed a 2-pt conversion late.  USM and ECU took care of business.  The most impressive loss had to be FAU’s game vs Mississippi St.  And UCF actually led Georgia in the 3rd quarter.  A few of these losses could have gone either way.  All of the other losses were either respectable or vs superior teams (lookin’ at you, Charlotte), as South Alabama was the only Sun Belt team that actually looked bad.

Big East
Miami FL
Louisville
Penn State
Pittsburgh
Boston College
Navy
Notre Dame
Cincinnati
Rutgers
Army
Syracuse

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Big Sky
Montana
Nevada
Montana State
Idaho
Northern Colorado
Idaho State
Northern Utah (Weber)
Utah State
Eastern Washington
Northern Arizona
Southern Utah
New Mexico State

Atlantic Coast
Virginia Tech
West Virginia
North Carolina State
Clemson
Duke
North Carolina
Florida State
Georgia Tech
Virginia
Maryland
Wake Forest

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Say what you want about the Missouri Valley’s performance in Week 1 (2-8, so not much to say), but when these teams lose, they do so in spectacular fashion.  Tulsa, Illinois St, Wichita St and Bradley were involved in some of the most frenetic action anywhere in the country.  Indiana St nearly came back from an insurmountable deficit, and Drake took Tennessee Tech to OT.  UNI played poorly, yet still was in it at the end against a quality opponent.  Only Evansville truly bombed.  Wichita’s loss was especially painful: the Shockers missed two PATs, one in the 4th quarter, leaving the door open for Morehead’s last-second win.  Only SIU and Missouri State claimed victories, so work remains to be done for a lot of MVC teams.

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